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Hello Friends of BBWF
The AGM for the Batemans Bay Writers Festival will be held on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 5.00 pm at South Coast Colleges (Adult Education) Batemans Bay. Underleaf is the official Notice of AGM.
Committee members who presently hold the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer have indicated that they will be standing down.
Our constitution requires a minimum committee of seven members. Unless we fill these positions it will leave the organisation in a position of not being able to function under provisions of the NSW Fair Trading Act.
Those of you who have attended the three previous festivals will know how wonderful they were to experience and how much enjoyment they brought to locals and visitors.
BBWF held one function in 2018 and through its success, we know there is considerable interest in holding further events and festivals but we must have a committee and volunteers to implement them.
If you have time and ideas, you can assist with presenting future events.
We do hope you will show your support by attending the AGM, or by expressing your interest by email to president@batemansbaywritersfestival.com.
Your committee would love to see this wonderful community resource continue to flourish in Batemans Bay.
Marion Roubos-Bennett
President

Notice of Batemans Bay Writers Festival AGM 2019

Notice is hereby given that the fifth AGM of the Batemans Bay Writers Festival Inc will be held at South Coast Colleges (Adult Education), 42 Orient Street, Batemans Bay on
WEDNESDAY, 12 JUNE 2019 commencing at 5.00 pm.

BUSINESS

To receive from the Committee a report on the activities of the Society in the year ended 31 January 2019
To receive and consider the Financial Statement required to be submitted to members pursuant to Section 26(6) of the Associations Incorporation Act 1984
To elect office-bearers and ordinary members of the Committee: President/Festival Director, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee Members and Public Officer.
General Business:
To decide the signatories for the Society’s Annual Return to the Department of Fair Trading

By order of the Committee
Julie Stuart (Secretary)
Date: 23 May 2019
Note. Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers or as ordinary members of the Committee (seven persons) of the Society must be made in writing, be signed by two members of the Society, be accompanied by the candidate’s written consent (which may be endorsed on the nomination form) and be delivered to the Secretary (by hand or at PO Box 333, Batemans Bay NSW 2536) not less than seven days before the date fixed for the Annual General Meeting. If the number of candidates for appointment exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot for that appointment will be held at the above meeting.
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NOMINATION FOR ELECTION TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE BATEMANS BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL INC.

We, the undersigned, being members of the Batemans Bay Writers Festival Inc. hereby nominate
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or as ordinary member) at the Annual General Meeting of the Society to be held on 12/6/2019.

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Consent of candidate _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

FUNDRAISER – WED 19 SEPTEMBER 2018


Where were you when man landed on the moon in 1969?

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JoAnn Morgan, a US Space Flight Program trailblazer was in the Firing Room at NASA – the only woman – and she has a story to tell..

JoAnn is coming to Batemans Bay – for one appearance only – all proceeds to Batemans Bay Writers Festival.

A Conversation with JoAnn Morgan and Nikki Cooper will be held

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 5.00 PM (Doors open 4.30 pm)
at BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay

HOW TO BOOK:
Online:  Adults $20 – school children free – https://www.trybooking.com/418887 or register by leaving your name and number of guests on 44725097 and bring $20 cash per person to the door.  Bookings by 18 September please.

Enquiries:  Julie Stuart 0438 590 505 or Nikki Cooper 0414 638 552

Sarah Rice

sarah_rice_headshotSarah Rice is a Canberra-based art-theory lecturer, visual artist and writer. She has won numerous awards including the inaugural Ron Pretty poetry award, Bruce Dawe poetry prize, the Writing Ventures International Competition and the Gwen Harwood poetry prize.
And she has been short-listed and long-listed for many more, among them the CJ Dennis poetry award and the Canberra University Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Poetry.
Sarah’s limited-edition art-book of poetry Those Who Travel is held in the National Gallery of Australia and other private and public institutions.
Sarah’s publications include Best Australian Poetry 2012 and 2015, Long Glances: A Snapshot of new Australian Poetry 2013, The House is Not Quiet and the World is Not Calm: Poetry from Canberra and many poetry anthologies.
She is often invited to give poetry readings and runs workshops in conjunction with national art institutes. She also writes poetry in collaboration with visual artists such as photographers, ceramicists, print-makers, and glass-artists.

Anthony Mayne

2093_IMG_1880-1Anthony Mayne is a facilitator, MC, culture change consultant and executive coach.  As a former head of culture and organization development for a large Australian company, he enjoys working with individuals and groups adapting to a changing environment.  When not in the corporate world, he enjoys the chance to work with local communities as an MC, and is currently looking to establish a local Playhouse Theatre.  As a failed stand-up comedian, amatuer thespian and over-rated poetry slammer, Anthony is confident he will be cast in the Playhouse’s first production! As a graduate of the Oxford Children’s Theatre Box Hill, his highlights reel includes being a joint-winner of the Eurobodalla River of Arts poerty slam event last year, winning the stand up comedy open mic in Winnipeg, Canada on a minus 25 degree night and being cast as the Queen of Hearts in Blue Cow’s Sydney production of Alice in Wonderland.